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have shown you some of the bright spots in what seems to be a darkening economic picture. we're here every saturday at 1:00 p.m., sunday at 3:00 p.m. i'm be reading your tweets so tell me what you're hopeful about or what you fear right now. have a great weekend. hello, everyone. it's the top of the hour. you're in the "cnn newsroom." thanks for joining us. here are the stories making the headlines right now. a fire breaks out today at the u.s. state department in washington. four people injured, one of them critical critically. let's go live to washington and cnn's athena jones. what do we know? >> we're a few blocks away from the state department. there's still a lot of questions about this. there was a flash fire in the duct work at the state department.
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this is according to a d.c. fire department official. the fire started at around 11:04 a.m. as construction workers were performing work on the state department's premises. that fire has been put out and as you said, there were four people who were injured. one of them critically. three of them were transferred to a hospital here. two are in serious condition. one is in life-threatening condition. and so we're still waiting to hear more about this. fred. >> all right, athena, keep us posted throughout the afternoon. thanks so much. >> iconic 12 actor larry hagman has died. he was best known for playing one of television's great bad guys, j.r. ewing, you remember him on the primetime television series of "dallas." offscreen, he was known as being larger than life and his co-stars remembering him as fun, wild, and rememberable. he died yesterday of complications from cancer. colleen takes a look at his life
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and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known his stetson he wore on "dallas." despite roles on film and stage, hagman will be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. >> you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how would i know he would do a dump thing like that in. >> when he was shot by an unknown assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought i would do 300. >> in fact, the dallas fran choice was so successful, the series was recently reprised. tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings. d hagman came back, too. returning as j.r. once again.
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critics say he was the best thing about "dallas" but explaining the character's appeal, hagman once said, the time is right for a real bad guy, and i'm it. >> have a good day, master. >> i'm going to have a wonderful day. >> it was a good guy who larry hagman blasted into people's living rooms, playing astronaut tony nelson on "i dream of genie." the show was a hit in the 1960s and is still popular in syndication. even as a kid, hagman howevorbin show biz as the son of peter pan star mary martin, his roles included up the keller and harry and tanto. >> i'm moving up. >> it was only after milking a huge contract from the producers of "dallas" that hagman became immensely wealthy. he had houses, he had cars, he had vices. two of them included drinking and smoking.
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he smoked for 24 years, gave it up, and became an anti-smoking activist and spokesman for the american cancer society. >> i met at least 30, 40 people who said they quit because of my personal involvement, which makes me feel really good. >> he stopped drinking in 1995 when he was diagnosed with liv r r cancer and underwent a life saving transplant. >> we wouldn't be having this conversation. >> in recent years, he appeared in the big screen in films like "nixon" and "primary colors" but it's his role as the charming and conniving oil man that audiences will never forget. colleen mcedwards, cnn, atlanta. >> fans and former co-stars of the hollywood legend have been reacting all morning to his passing. kareen wynter is live at larry hagman's star at the hollywood walk of fame. what's being said?
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>> just well wishes, condolences. people, the celebrity community, even fans who have been coming by here at the star to pay tribute have been reflected on the life of this legendary actor. you can see the first flower that was placed here by a larry hagman fan. people have been coming by and taking pictures at his star. a couple hours from now, 1:00 p.m. local time, the hollywood chamber of commerce which handles the walk of fame are going to place a star in honor of hagman who was honored with the star back in september 1981, next to his late mother, actress mary martin. and you know, the outpouring of support, my goodness, where do we start with that? from his co-stars, people who worked with larry hagman. linda gray tweeted earlier, so sad to lose such a wonderful, dear, bigger than life friend. larry hagman was one of a kind and will be with us forever. patrick duffy, also one of
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hagman's co-stars in the original "dallas" and the remake, he wrote, my friend is taking a break. pardon my silence. love patrick. and one from barbara eden who starred with larry hagman in the '60s. she wrote this, amidst a wi whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles, and unrestrained personality, larry was simply larry. you couldn't fault him for it. it was just who he was. it's a time of reflection, a time of paying tribute. it's quite touching to hear people, strangers walking by and reflecting on his great legacy and sharing their memories. things they remembered most from "dallas" and "i dream of jeannie." >> thanks so much in hollywood. >> in the year 2000 that larry hagman, as well as co-star linda gray, appeared on larry king live. we're going to take you back now. >> the chemistry between you two was supposed to be what?
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loving or not loving? >> loving but love/hate. she hated me and i loved her. >> stop. i adored you. >> what was the chemistry supposed to be? >> nobody knew. all she ever said was, you want coffee or milk or tea? literally, so we get behind the scene, there would be a major scene, and we start to bicker with each other. i woke up this morning, there was no button on my overcoat, what are you going to do? we would go back and forth. and they would push into us in the background, and we had this scenery written, and that started to catch on. >> you started as a minor character. >> i was never to be a major character at all. >> i was a coffee, tea, and milk guy as well. >> who were the major characters? >> victoria and bobby. patri patrick. >> so larry king bringing them together there on that set. and larry king joining us right now on the phone. solarry, just looking at the
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dynamic of linda gray and larry hagman on set there, it's almost as if, you know, they weren't acting ever. it seems like they really were a couple. they were just so in sync with one another. >> strangely enough, i had them together about a month ago on my show on aura tv. we were on hulu. they looked fine. i thought he looked terrific. they were planning to do the second season of "dallas." i go back a long way with larry. he was a partner of mine, he tried to get me to stop smoking. it took him a couple years later for me to do it. i had him on the show many times. i appeared in a movie with him in "primary colors." interviewed him on my old radio show, on cnn, and recently, i had no idea he was so sick. also did a show with him about his wife who has also hiemers. he was an incredible figure.
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he was a mainstay in hollywood and did a lot of great things and did a movie with henry fonda about going to war with russia. he had -- he had a lot of ingredients to him. larry hagman was not just the star of "dallas." >> i think people forget about that, and sadly, this is the kind of moment when people are reminded how powerful a person or how far-reaching they are, sadly at their passing. you talk about how he was a big advth of trying to kick the habit, trying to get you to kick the habit. he tried to help so many others. you forget about the "i dream of genie." he was in "nixon" as well as well as playing j.r., which was the big iconic character that i think everyone really remembers. i think most people think he kind of embodied j.r. how different from j.r. was he, since you knew him? >> he was very different, fredricka. another thing about him, he was
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intense. on the smoking thing, when -- he had the day, my birthday many years ago, he called me. i didn't smoke all that day, and he would call me every half hour. i was in washington. he was in l.a. he was persistent. he would go around with a little fan, a little fan, if you smoked, he blew the fan at you. >> to try to blow out the cigarette? >> no, to blow the smoke back in your face. he was manic on that topic. but he was very easy going, fredricka. you would have liked him. when he walked into the room, the room kind of changed. he made everything easy. he was extraordinarily easy to be around. he was a cool guy. he never showed the pain that he had with his wife, with alzheimer's. she's in an alzheimer's hospital. he would visit her a lot. he was -- he's -- it's going to be sad. see the eyes? >> what a testament to his
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acting, to his craft that so much could be going on in his personal life and no one would ever know it when they would see him on screen really kind of emote who that character is that he's playing. >> that's what acting is. and he was good at it. >> yeah. and what do you suppose might happen then to this reprisal of "dallas" because it would seem, you know, without j.r., without larry hagman, you don't really have "dallas." and i'm sure they're thinking of how they move on. but as you mentioned, they were going to be going into their second season. they have already taped a number of segments ready to air. one has to wonder how they're going to close out his role in the new "dallas." >> my guess would be what they do on soap operas they will do on "dallas" and they'll have him die. they'll probably write a very good script, an emotional script to have j.r. pass on. that's the way they do it.
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and i think that would be probably the right way to do it. >> yeah. >> do a script, i don't see how the show could go on without him, but that would be a good way to end it. and i think it would be permissible. i think everyone would be happy with that kind of show. kind of a tribute show in fiction. >> yeah. all right, larry king, thanks so much on the memory of larry hagman, dead at the age of 81. a real icon. another icon in sports, hector macho camacho is dead. the former boxing champ was taken off life support today by his family. camacho was shot in the face outside a bar near san juan tuesday night. his condition worsened quickly, and two days later, he was declared critically brain dead. and concerns of a lack luster economy sure aren't evident this weekend.
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shoppers screaming and turning out in big numbers to the stores on black friday, leading many analysts to believe post thanksgiving sales will surpass last year's numbers after all. perhaps. online sales are also up a whopping 21% on black friday. then there's power ball fever. and it's spreading across the country. the lottery jackpot is now $325 million. that's the fourth largest jackpot in the game's history. so if you're feeling optimistic, you have until 10:00 p.m. eastern tonight to buy that $2 ticket. and overseas now to egypt, where opposition to president mohamed morsi is growing. for a third straight day, protesters hit the streets demanding he rescind a decree that gives him unlimited power. we get more now from cairo.
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>> reporter: outrage, clashes, and anguish in tahrir. thousands of angry egyptians back in a public square that has become the arab world's emblem for the democratic right to protest. this was where egyptians demanded the ouster of former president hosni mubarak last year. this time, the fury aimed at current president mohamed morsi. >> we're here because we don't want him to rule us anymore. >> it's a one-man show. he wants to do everything. this is nothing at all what we want. >> reporter: on thursday, the new islamist president made himself the most powerful man in egypt by announcing sweeping decrees he says are designed to push forward the drafting of egypt's new constitution and speed up the formation of a government that still is missing a parliament. >> whether it causes anyone to
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overturn any of the declarations. that's the same place the parliament is born. technically, it means for now he can do whatever he wants without any oversight. >> i felt he was telling us, you guys don't exist. it's just me and my people, and there's no place for anybody else in egypt. >> we're not allowing for a dictatorship again. 30 years of dictatorship is enough. we're not going into dictatorship again. >> in a separate decree, he banned the breakup of the constitutional assembly. the 100-member panel assigned to draft egypt's new constitution. protesters here say the panel favors islamist factions and ignores demands by christians and women's rights groups. as night fall approached, ang e turned to violence and scenes similar to the egyptian
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revolution, protesters clashed with police. we're right along one of the major arteries leading into tahrir square. clashes between security forces and protesters. tear gas. and we're moving away. >> as the protests incentensify mr. morsi appealed for calm in a speech to hundreds of his supporter who gathered outside the presidential palace in cairo. he defended accusations of a power grab. >> translator: i didn't take a decision against anyone. i have to put myself in a clear path, a path that acheieves a clear goal. >> several hours after his speech, his critics were still out here in tahrir square, protesting throughout the night, setting the stage for what seems to be an intensifying faceoff between the president and his opponents.
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>> and ressa is joining us live now in tahrir square or near it. is there any indication that president morsi is hearing this sentiment and is in any way indicating that he is willing to kind of revise that new order he put into place? >> no, no indication that he's going to back down, but protesters and opposing factions don't look like they're backing down either. we know the protests and the demonstrations are happening. today what we saw is a number of moves and meeting rooms and decisions announced in press conferences by opposing factions designed to apply political pressure on mr. morsi. the latest is an announcement of a nationwide judges strike announced just hours ago. this could have the potential to disrupt a lot of things if it continues for a long time. of course, mr. morsi's decrees seem to weaken the judiciary. this was a way they answered back. also today, opposing factions
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announcing a 1 million man protest scheduled for tuesday. what does mr. morsi and his muslim brotherhood party do? they call for a 1 million man protest, too, also scheduled for tuesday, fredricka. critical times for this country. >> all right, reza, thank yous so much in cairo. >> here in the states, the focus, retail shopping. perhaps you hate the crowds. retailers are drawing in online shoppers with staggering online deals. so what will this mean for cybermonday? we'll ask our own experts straight ahead. and he's an award-winning chef, but this man's bigger accomplishment is beating cancer five times. dr. sanjay gupta finds out how he's giving back. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company
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all right, here's what's happening around the world right now. in northwest pakistan, people are reeling after a bomb blast killed eight people near a shiite muslim procession. police say four boys were killed and 30 others injured. the taliban is claiming responsibility. >> the truce is holding between hamas and israel after eight days of fighting. palestinian students were now feeling free enough to walk back to school. and with israeli troops retreated from the border, hamas officials have announced the restriction on palestinian fishermen has been loosened as part of the cease-fire deal. fishermen are now permitted to head out six miles offshore rather than just three. in syria, rebels claim they have overrun a key base west of aleppo and purged the assad
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regime from a whole swath of land near the iraqi border, but the killing continues. according to a major opposition group, 32 fepeople have been killed across syria today. here in the states, the focus is retail shopping. black friday may be history, but the hunt for bargains is far from over. that's because we've still got cyber monday ahead of us. it looks like it could be the busiest ever. trish is the host of "street smart" on bloomberg tv. good to see you. >> good to see you, fredricka. >> i know we don't know exactly how well the retailers did on black friday, especially since many of them started on thursday. numbers are going to trickle in throughout the weekend. but i tell you, if you decided not to go to the store, you could have gotten some great deals online, which seems like it would undermine the whole cyber monday thing. what's going on? >> you could and still can get great deals online. a lot of retailers ran really
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terrific specials. they started them, fredricka, on thursday. they ran them friday. they're still running them throughout the weekend. so of course, if you're someone who is really like me, maybe you aren't so crazy about shopping with big lines and hordes of people, yes, it makes sense to do it online because the same deals, in fact, in many cases, better deals exist then. a lot of people did. if you look at the traffic numbers that we have seen already online, they're pretty significant. in fact, walmart said that nearly half of all online sales were coming from mobile devices. so don't forget mobiles suddenly being something that is very much in play. people shopping on their iphones, on their smartphones or tablets. >> all of this has changed the game of shopping. it changes the way of adverti advertisi advertising. retailers must be very encouraged about this year's holiday season. are they? >> i think retailers are somewhat encouraged, but they're still skeptical because you have a consumer who has been under a lot of pressure, right?
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unemployment still being as high as it is, there's some optimism with stabilization in the housing market and people have paid off a lot of debt in part because they had to. credit card companies are not allowing them or extending as much credit to them. there's a little more purchasing power on behalf of consumers and retailers are hoping to bak on that. as you pointed out, it's a very, very competitive environment so they have to stay on top of things. they have to be offering the best deals. they have to get people to their sites and stores. and i don't think they're willing to really, you know, count their chickens before they hatch, so to speak. knl then a flipside to all of this, are any retailers taking a hit given there were so many protepr protest protesters, employees who walked out of the store saying we don't like the idea of working on thanksgiving day or demanding better wages? did it appear in any way that, i mean, the sales went on, but does it appear in any way the retailers have taken a hit or
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fallen out of favor with some consumers? >> walmart has said that the strikes were rather insignificant for their businesses. they said that they really didn't see a tremendous number of people striking. they didn't see a real major difference in terms of foot traffic or sales at those stores where workers were striking. so right now, they're downplaying that. it remains to be seen because you know, i think it's natural if you're a shopper and someone is striking outside and you have to get through a strike line before you're going to go in, you may be tempted to go somewhere else. target, for example, where that may not be happening. so you might look to competitors. you might look online again. it gets back to this online business. you know, you brought something up earlier in the conversation, what would we see for cyber monday? and would people have really spent everything over the weekend? it's a really good question because thanksgiving is also falling at an earlier time this year. the question is how much spending pow er do people have?
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will they continue to spend throughout the season or are they doing it all in one chunk? it's a good question. i think retailers are hopeful they can get people to keep coming into the stores, but you know, people don't have more relatives, and they don't necessarily have more money to spend. >> right. okay. and sometimes you just get caught in the moment. trish regan, thanks so much, of bloomberg tv, appreciate it. happy shopping whenever and however you choose to do it. >> you, too. >> the fbi checking off a fugitive from its top ten most wanted list for alleged murders and heinous acts to the mother of his child. we'll tell you where they tracked him down. and you may know this chef as the winner of the reality show "chopped" but he's also a five-time cancer survive. . see what he's doing to pay it forward.
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few people can say they have survived cancer five times. in this week's human factor,
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dr. sanjay gupta profiles a chef who has decided to take that luck and pay it forward. >> i'm the executive chef in new jersey. >> eric got off to a rocky start on the food network's "chopped" but the fact he showed up to compete at all defined resilience in the face of adversity. >> the nights before i had the chemo radiation treatment, i found out i had six to eight months to go. at that moment it was like a light bulb went off. look at the opportunities i have. most people would give their soul to have what i have. >> errek suhrvived the chopping block and won $10,000, but more importantly, he's now survived cancer five times. he was first diagnosed when he was just 29 years old. >> after i had the cancer for the fifth time, i wanted to have something to remind me every day of life. so the five on the outside represents the five time s i hae
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beaten cancer and the i am is the indestructible one that if you take responsibility for your actions and what you do in life, if you pass it on to one person every day. >> good afternoon, ladies. how are you enjoying your dining experience? >> levine is using his newfound celebrity to inspire and push others to reach their full potential. he begins in his own kitchen. >> throughout the kitchen, we have different phrases or different signs of different things that i think is important to our well-being of the kitchen, the mindset of the kitchen. the stems cut off, we'll use that -- >> he shares his culinary and cancer survivalxperience at events held at his restaurant as well as lending his time to the american cancer society. >> paying forward and a good cause. >> in the end, he says fight the fight. do what you love every day, and
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above all, have some fun. >> i think the fun factor is what it's about. besides the hokeypokey. the hokeypokey is what it's about but i look at me and go, okay, i get it. i'm not winning any, you know, sexiest men of the year awards, but i'm the happiest person on the universe. >> dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. and home sales are heating up. are you ready to jump in? bye or sell? we have tips to help you through it. ♪
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the housing market has been showing signs of life for a few months now. and it looks like that could keep going right into the new year. so is it a good time to buy, to sell? michael corbett is the author of several real estate books including "before you buy." he joins me now from philadelphia. hi, michael. good to see you. >> nice to see you. how are you? >> quite the turn around, huh? people should be excited or inspired that the housing market is now moving in kind of the green zone. >> in a positive direction. no way are we in recovery, but what i like to say is there's a light at the end of the tunnel. >> good, we like those lights. >> right now, we have seen some
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actually nice numbers, according to the national association of realtors. what is going on right now is that we had an increase of 2.1% over last month on actual sales. and a whopping 10.9% increase from last year. the median sale prices nationally have gone up 11.1% over last year. that's a really nice indicator. >> those are good numbers. so say you're thinking of jumping into the market as a buyer, give me three things, three really important things that we need to consider right now before making a purchase. >> okay. number one is buy a house you can afford. please. it sounds so simple, but it's really true. there used to be something called a starter home. people forgot about that in the housing bubble. they jumped over the starter home and ended up in their dream home, in a house they couldn't afford. make sure that you buy something that's within your means. second, put 20% down.
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you know that whole concept of no money down? gone. you need to have money to buy a house. >> everyone is requiring 20% now, right? >> pretty much, absolutely, most conventional. most conventional banks now are going to demand that anyway. that's a really important thing. be ready for that. next, you want to get your own financial house in order. which means get your money together. know how much you have. also, check your credit scores way ahead of time because if you have a problem, it takes a long time to fix, and go ahead and get prequalified because you can know then how much house you really can afford to buy. >> okay, and then say you're the person who wants to sell your home. i understand you have three very important things people need to consider before doing that. >> absolutely. and you know what, right now, that is, as i said, the light at the end of the tunnel for some home sellers because in some markets, home prices are increasing. but you need to know what your house is worth today. because the best way to sell your house is to price it
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properly. so what you want to do is look at all of the comps from the last 30 to 60 days. make sure you don't go back any further than that. also, do it yourself. don't try to for sale by owner and save on commission. you need to get it out there with a good professional. and lastly, here's my big one, save it, store it, sell it, chuck it. clean out your house. declutter, depersonalize. there's way too much of you in your house right now, i guarantee it. >> curb appeal from the outside and inside. >> absolutely. outside and in. >> michael corbett, thank you so much. great advice if you want to buy or sell. now certainly seems like the time. all right, got a favorite holiday film out there? our film critic grae drake will rate some of her favorites. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership.
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turkey, eggnog, gingerbread? how about a heartwarming holiday movie. our movie critic is here to tell us about some of her favorite holiday films. good to see you. happy thanksgiving. >> hello. >> senior editor at let's begin with this weekend's new release "rise of the guardians" joining forces to protect the imaginations of children all over the world. let's look at a chip. >> it is our job to protect the children of the world. now we face a threat greater than ever before. >> what an adorable dream. what's more powerful? it's fear. >> we need your help. >> oh, my gosh. that looks kind of scary, grae. >> it's a little intense. i think it's still okay for your kids, but it's childhood's greatest hits, santa, the tooth
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fairy, the sandman, and jack frost and they're fighting the evil pitch who is voiced by jude law and all he wants to do is send the world into darkness, which is what i suspect jude law has been up to all the time, by the way. the 3-d is great. it's really, really heavy on the mag magic. i love the fact that this movie made me feel like 8 years old. >> these animations are getting to be extraordinary. you can't help but marvel at just the finished product. how do they do that is what you want to know. >> exactly. >> there are other movies you suggest to get people in the holiday mood. what would they be? >> i come from a long line of movie lovers. one of my favorite films is directed by jodie foster and it's called "home for the holidays" and starred holly hunter as a woman down on her luck, she lost her jobs, and cue the holidays. she has to deal her crazy family except her crazy family is
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robert downey jr., the legendary anne bancroft, and this movie is funny, and i love watching people yell at each other, i guess. >> oh, gosh, no. >> it's funny. >> then we have a segment coming up that's for you. you're going to have to keep watching. we have a segment coming up later on how to keep the harmony in the household. anyway, go ahead. what else do you have? >> we yell, but we do it with love. that's what that movie is like. >> that's it? >> and there's another one called "it's a wonderful life." it's a classic. i know there are people out there who haven't seen it or people who haven't seen it for a few years. this movie is a classic for a reason. jimmy stewart is a man who is so good-hearted. he's giving of himself, and he's not living out his own dreams, but he gets to see what his life would be like if he never existed. >> okay. >> this movie is fantastic. if you have great friends and a
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great family who love you, you're going to love this movie. >> and we're out of time, but arthur christmas would be another one. that's another animated film that puts you in the holiday spirit and it's kid friendly and all of that good cozy stuff, right? >> absolutely. totally made me cry and it's not christmas until somebody is crying. >> that's right, hopefully they're not crying because of that lack of harmony in the household, but they're crying because it's sentimental and gooey and yummy. thank yous so much. you can get more from grae at rottentomato >> then there's the changing face of adulthood. 20-somethings of today are different than their parents were at the same age. we'll tell you how and why it matters to everyone these days. i look at her, and i just want to give her everything. yeah, you -- you know, everything can cost upwards of...[ whistles ]
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has the definition of adulthood changed for young people? the "new york times" magazine profiled 20-somethings two years ago establishing things have changed. today's 20-somethings are not meeting the traditional five
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milestones of adulthood like graduating, moving out, becoming financially independent, marrying, and having a child. compared to previous generations. well, robin wrote that article, and it set off such a national debate that she expanded on it in a book that she co-wrote with her daughter, samantha henning. >> the two of you together have written this book, 20-something, why do young adults seem stuck? is that the conclusion that we draw, that 20-somethings of today are kind of stuck? they're trapped in this world of, this is what i want to do versus this is what the expectation is, and you find yourself kind of in the middle? are 20-somethings happy with that? >> we don't necessarily think that 20-somethings are stuck. i think that one of the things that we deal with in the book is just this idea of how many choices you have when you're in
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your 20s and that's the time when you really need to start closing off doors because that's what it is to make a choice, is to go down this one path and that means not going down another path. and that can be paralyzing, especially, you know, in the information age where you're so aware of all of the choices that are out there and all of the things you're not doing, that there can be this fear of missing out that makes it really hard to choose just one path. and so to the extent that anyone feels stuck, i think it's more that. it's that paralysis by being faced with so many choices. >> it seems as though technology is kind of speeding things up a little bit. and the economy is also making a certain amount of a difference, but with those qualifiers, things are not that different now than they used to be. it's always been the case that in your 20s is when you start coming to those decision points and have to choose one route or
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another. >> so samantha, not that 20-somethings, millennials are a monolithic grume he iic group h do you see in the future or the future of your fellow 20-somethings, do you look forward to it, do you have trepidation about it? do you worry, what? >> i would say i look forward to it, yeah. and i'm not too worried. i mean, i think that in terms of what we encountered in our research and in our interviews, the most worrisome thing is the amount of student loan debt that people in my generation are facing. and that really is, you know, that is a true hardship and something that can really affect the number of options that are open to you, and i'm seeing a lot of friends grappling with that now. you know, they want to go down one career path, but that's going to make it harder for them to pay back their loans.
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>> in fact, you quote in the book or we're quoting from your book where it says the millennials are also grappling for the first time ever with the inversion of the american dream, the realization they probably won't be as well off as their parents were. their houses will be smaller if they can afford them at all. their jobs will be harder to get, more demanding, less secure. they might not have the fancy cars and the fancy vacations their parents could afford. >> right. >> there are also, though, changing expectations about that a little bit. there are fewer young people who are rushing to buy cars in the first place. they say they would raer live in cities than live in big sprawling suburban houses. i don't know if that's just a reaction to the prospects they have, but i think that things are changing a little bit about what they are defining as a good life. >> robin henig and samantha henig. >> we have your latest headlines right after this.
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welcome back to the news room. i'm fredricka whitfield. a fire breaks out at the u.s. state department in washington. four people were injured. one critically. let's go live to athena jones. do we know how this fire
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started? >> hi, fred. i'm here at the white house just a few blocks from the state department. we know that this fire started around 11:04 a.m. this is according to the d.c. fire department spokesman. it was a flash fire that began in the duct work at the state department. this was happening as construction workers were working there on the premises. now, we know that the fire was put out pretty quickly. in fact, it was put out by people there on the scene before the fire department arrived. and as you mentioned, four people were injured, one critically. three of them were taken to the hospital. we reached out to the hospital to try to get an unidate on their status. waiting to hear back. a fourth person as far as we know was not transferred. some questions remain. >> keep us posted as we learn more. meantime in hollywood, iconic television actor larry hagman has died. he was best known for playing one of tv's great bad guys, j.r. ewing, on the series "dallas." off screen, he was known as a
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larger than life figure. his former co-stars are remembering him as fun, wild, and memorable. he died yesterday of complications from cancer. fans and former co-stars of the hollywood legend have been reacting all morning to his passing. cnn's kareen wynter is live at larry hagman's star on the hollywood walk of fame. what have people been tweeting about, facebooking, all kinds of different ways to convey their sentiments about larry hagman, haven't they? >> they have. they're spending the day honoring his memory and remembering the great and incredible work he's been a part of over the decades, really until the very end. i'll get to that in one second. i'm right above larry hagman's star, and about an hour from now, the hollywood chamber of commerce that administers all of the stars, will be coming out, laying a wreath of flowers in honor of larry hagman, his memory, his star, by the way, is located right next to his late mother, actress mary martin.
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hagman was honored with the star back in 1981, september 1981. fans have just been coming by all day, a gentleman left these showers here a short time ago. paying their respects, refre reflekting on his career. let's get to some of the tweets that his celebrity friends have been writing in honor of his memory. linda gray, she tweeted, so sad to lose such a wonderful, dear, bigger than life friend, larry hagman was one of a kind and will be with us forever. patrick duffy also wrote earlier today, my friend is taking a break. pardon my lence. love patrick. i have to add, fred, that patrick did release a more lengthy, detailed statement earlier this morning, in part saying he was a fighter, of course, referring to his late front, larry hagman. fighter in the gentlest way against his obstacles and for his friends. and also barbara eden, before "dallas" there was the hit show "i dream of jeanne."
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she wrote, amidst a whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles, and unrestrained personality, larry was also simply larry. you couldn't fault him for it. it was alwajust who he was. people are showing support for the lenlened who worked until the end. he was filming scenes for the remake or reboot of the hit "dallas" series from the '70s. this was done by tnt, a division of time warner and turner broadcasting. he had been filming scenes. he taped six episodes, six of the 15. he worked until the end doing what he rloved. >> kareen wynter there in hollywood. coming up in a few minutes, we have one of the last interviews larry hagman did before his death. and hector "macho"camacho, the former boxing champion who beat such fighters as roberto
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duran and sugar ray leonard is dead. earlier today, his family took him off life support. he had been declared brain dead after being shot in the face tuesday night outside a bar near san juan, puerto rico. at the bottom of the hour, 3:30 eastern time, we'll look back at the life of hector macho camacho. >> the fbi nabbed one of its top ten most wanted fugitives. he was arrested thursday night in mexico, exactly where, still not known. he now faces prosecution in los angeles for the murder of two rival gang members, his girlfriend back in 1998, and another murder ten years later. the fbi had offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. a veteran sheriff's deputy in alabama is dead, and another critically injures. deputy scott ward and another officer were shot when they were called to a home to settle a family dispute that got out of hand. the suspect, michael jansen,
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allegedly confronted the officers when they arrived and then allegedly opened fire. police say jansen was also shot and killed. investigators are trying to figure out what caused a massive explosion at a strip club in western massachusetts. fortunately, the area was evacuated after someone complained about a strong gas odor. among the 18 people hurt, firefighters and gas company workers. the explosion leveled the strip club and damaged two dozen other buildings. moving overseas now, to egypt. demonstrators there have taken to the streets in cairo to protest against president mohamed morsi. he expanded his own powers this week. that means no one can challenge his decisions. let's go live now to cnn's reza sayah who joins us from cairo. one day morsi is a hero, having played a major role in brokering the cease-fire deal across the
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border between israel and hamas. then he's being called a dictator. so what gives? >> well, the decisions he's made domestically has made a lot of people angry. some of those angry people are still out here. it's 11:00 p.m. cairo time. the demstarts are still out there, not the big numbers that we saw on friday. just a few thousand of them in tahrir square. i'm going to carefully step aside and have our cameraman zoom in for a live look at what tahrir square looks like at this hour. we were just out there a short time ago. it's a remarkable scene. you see a variety of sites. there's about 30 tents out there, food stands, people picnicking, engaged in heated debates about politics and political figures. i would say some of the most politically active and engaged people in the middle east are in that square right now. that's the peaceful site. sometimes things get ugly. about 40 minutes ago, we saw a
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flurry of clashes, a number of protesters. these are the young men looking to cause trouble, seemingly. started throwing rocks. police responded by firing stun grenades and tear gas, chased them back. you have seen similar clashes throughout the day, and that's what we have seen. these are protesters, very upset with these controversial decrees announced by mr. morsi thursday. >> and so reza, while we see the citizens who are making their voices heard, what about the judges? you know, hearing from morsi that they can't even overrule or enforce any law, overrule morsi himself? >> yeah, of course, one of the decrees essentially dismantled the judiciary. disabled them, at least temporarily until the parliament is formed. the judiciary responded by calling for a nationwide judges strike.
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it's not clear if all of the judges are going to take part in the strike. there are a lot of judges who support mr. morsi. if this strike takes into effect and it lasts a long time, it could have a disruptive effect on things again. this is another faction, the judiciary that is not happy with the decrees. this was their response, a nationwide strike. >> and then this million man march is being, i guess, encouraged next week by whom and why? >> these are the opposing political factions who oppose mr. morsi. they have called for a million man sit-in and protests here in tahrir square. what does mr. morsi and his muslim brother hood movement do? they call for a million man protest as well. the muslim brotherhood is a very powerful organization. they have been around for a very long time. they can mobilize very effectively. so what you have is competing protests scheduled for tuesday
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here in cairo. it could make for an explosive situation, some critical days ahead for this country, fredricka. >> reza sayah in cairo, thanks so much. 38 days and counting. will america go over the $7 trillion fiscal cliff? online retailers are getting a head start this season, competing for your money as well. we'll look at how facebook is joining in on the holiday fun. and the drug culture of the '60s and '70s is still impacting baby boomers. some are calling it the generation's hidden crisis. we'll explain.
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washington next week with just over a month to work out a deal to avoid falling over the so-called $7 trillion fiscal cliff. it would have a combination of t defense cuts, expiration of the pay roll tax holiday, and cuts in unemployment benefits. all those things are considered. joining us now is alex. it's good to see you. >> good to see you, fredricka. >> before we get to that fiscal cliff, let's talk about one of the things they talk about, whether it's raising taxes, revenue, however you want to define it. republican senator saxby chandless of georgia broke ranks with grover norquist and his anti-tax pledge. he signed the pledge after he first ran in 2008. but here's what he told our cnn affiliate in macon, georgia, about his commitment thus far to that pledge.
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>> times have changed significantly, i care more about the country than i do about a 20-year-old pledge. i think we owe the debt and we got to figure out a way to pay it. >> and of course, that pledge creator, grover norquist, fired back on cnn "the situation room" just yesterday. >> the commitment he made to the people of georgia was not to me. it was a written commitment to the people of georgia that he would go to washington to reduce government spending and reform government, not raise taxes. if he wants to change his mind and become a tax increaser, so we don't have to reform government, he needs to have that conversation with the people of georgia. >> so alex, the big question is, do you see other leading republicans calling kind of following chambliss' suit? >> i think so, fredricka. a lot of republicans believe elections have consequences, and
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president obama was pretty clear in the election if he was re-elected, he was going to let the bush tax cuts expire on upper income taxpayers. and most americans seem to agree with him. you know if you ask 99% of the american people if you should raise taxes on the other 1% and not them, i think you can guess what they would do. elections have consequences. that's where we are. i think you will see some other republicans. >> this is quite the tight rope for a lot of republicans. even john boehner was reticent in saying, okay, i'm ready to raise taxes. he still is talking about maybe the health care reform act taking some sort of hit. but then therein lies the question that so many americans, they want to see a compromise. what is it going to take? what is going to be the area where either side is willing to compromise? >> well, i think republicans are going to want to see some real spending cuts. the situation has changed.
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we are in an untenable situation, spending so much more than we're taking in. right now, when you look at president obama's proposed spending cuts, a lot of them are leisure. they're cuts in there, for example, that are already agreed upon. in other words, we already have. so you can't really count those. there are other things he called spending cuts which are for wars we're not going to fight. he's going to save a trillion dollars not fighting wars that we're not going to fight anyway. so that's like me saying i'm going to give you a trillion dollars, no, i'm not, and then imagining that somehow i've got that trillion in my pocket all of a sudden. it's not real money. most of the money is coming from tax cuts, from letting the tax cuts expire. that's real money. the spending cuts, we really haven't seen yet. that's what republicans are looking for, is president obama going to tackle entitlement reform? that's where the real money is.
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>> and do you see -- does it seem as though there really is light at the end of the tunnel, that both sides are working really hard to beat this deadline, it's not just hyperbole but a real commitment to come to terms and answer to americans who spoke as loud as they could on election day? >> i think both sides are trying. but right now, if santa may bring us a budget deal, but he doesn't know if washington is going to be naughty or nice over these next 38 days. before this -- it's going to put a lot of pressure on the economy if we head over the fiscal cliff. we either have to fly or we fall. and if you let these budget -- tax increases expire, and if you get these automatic cuts, you're all of a sudden going to yank a lot of money out of the economy. what does that mean? it means a smaller, shrinking economy all of a sudden. i think most people would like to avoid that.
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it was a routine convoy through central baghdad. about ten minutes into the ride, we went under a bridge and this big boom, explosion goes off. the woman in front yells ied, ied, we hit an ied, and where my leg should have been, there was blood. there's other soldiers that are missing two limbs, three limbs. i thought i'm a lucky one. i made a decision i'm going to live my life for those who didn't make it back at all. >> a year after her injury, she went back to school for a new career in prosthetic. >> basically fit amputees with artificial limbs. i thought that was pretty cool. >> she was also inspired to fight on a new battlefield. >> there was a presentation all about the paralympics and how you could go and represent your country. i dreamed of going to the olympics as a gymnast when i was younger, so it was like had a second chance.
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i got into swimming. >> in 2008, she became the first iraq war veteran to be chosen for the u.s. paralympic team. >> i'm going to introduce our 2008 beijing ooparalympic team. melissa stockwell. >> the feeling is it happened the way it was supposed to. from the streets of bag dohdad the pools of beijing, i feel so alive. >> she runs dare to try that provides adaptive equipment and coaches for athletes with disabilities in the chicago area. >> being an athlete and knowing what it's like to sit there and wonder if you'll walk again, run again, and have someone not only tell you that you can but show you you can and provide the resources to do it. you gain so much. that confidence is really take over into all aspects of life. >> let's hear it for chris! >> incredible, inspiration. dare to try is almost two years old now. the triathlon club allows young
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people, adults, and injured service members compete in cycling, swimming, and running. >> he defeated roberto duran and sugar ray leonard, and he's one of the great. we'll remember the great boxing champ hector mach"macho" camach next. ♪ ♪
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all right, we're following the deaths of two icons. legendary boxer hector camacho and the tv villain everyone loved to hate, larry hagman. he was best known for playing j.r. ewing on the series "dallas" and who slot j.r. was famous as one of the great cliffhangers of television show history. in one of his last interviews, larry hagman and his "dallas" co-star linda gray sat down with ron corning in dallas, just a few weeks ago. >> let's talk about you two.
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i sense, and i have read, and i sense that you two are kind of besties. would you say? >> i would say, i don't know about her. >> you know don't. >> is that cool? after all these years? >> he was always a fool. >> larry has always been interesting to me. he plays the bad guy, but it's always with a twinkle and that little smile that unnerves you. it just tweaks you so he's not the flat bad guy. and he's not mean and he's not evil. >> he's the most likable villain on television. >> and the most talented actor. >> are we recording this? >> yes, we are. >> thank you. >> you all seem like you are in this together, like in a real special way. is that true? >> it's a team effort, that's for sure. sure, patrick duffy and linda gray and are are the elder statesmen and the originators of
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it, and the kids come along, they're our children or wives or mistresses, or whatever they are. they keep changing every other show. it's nice to see them come along and take over the horns and maybe drag me kicking and screaming into another 13-year series. so that interview with larry hagman done just days ago. wfaa's ron corning is on the phone with us now. so in the time that you spent with him, ron, what were your impressions? >> my impression, fredricka, of larry hagman is he's a guy who understood and recognized the iconic nature of j.r. and yet he sort of took it with a wink and a nod. he embraced it, but he wasn't defined by it. and what i think struck me most about that particular interview, the occasion in which we were there to interview him was just a few weeks ago for the launch of the larry hagman foundation, was that he wanted to give back. he said, to the city that helped make him so famous and so he
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launched the larry hagman foundation to fund arts programs in dallas and ft. worth for underserved children, and in fact, just this week, was scheduled to go to dunbar elementary school in the fair park area to give them a surprise grant and was involved with more fund-raising efforts in the spring. i want to say if you go to they have a page in memory of him, but his foundation will continue. i spoke with a member of the foundation just a short time ago, and they know that larry would want to continue it. they wanted to continue as well. >> that's good to know. could you tell in your interaction with him that he was sick? i spoke with larry king in the last hour, and he knows him fairly well, and he says he didn't even know that he was at a point in his health that he was this sick, that he would die. >> he was -- he was thinner than
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he was when he was last year shooting season one, but so robust in personality and so vigorous and passionate about this cause that i have to say that you would not expect when i sat there just a few weeks ago that that would be his last interview. he seemed to be planning for the future, and as you heard him say, thought maybe they would take him kicking and screaming into another 13 years. >> all right, ron corning of wfaa, thanks so much for joining us and sharing that interview, one of it last interviews with larry hagman. >> you bet, fred. thanks. now to hector "macho" camacho, the former boxing champion who beat such fighters as roberto duran and sugar ray leonard. earlier today, his family took him off life support. nick valencia takes a look at the life of the man and how he is being remembered. >> ever the showman during his days in the ring, hector "macho" camacho fought until two years ago. during his 30-year career, the former lightweight champion was
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known just as much for his flamboyance as he was for his quick hands and feet. the puerto rican who grew up in harlem had fans and battles with some of the best boxers in history, defeating roberto duran twice and knocking out legend sugar ray leonard. but it was his battles with the law and drug addiction that continues after his boxing career ended. in 2011, he was shot by car jackers and not seriously injured. this week, the southpaw was shot in the face and severely injured while sitting in a car outside of a bar in puerto rico. his childhood friend was killed in the shooting. camacho was pronounced clinically brain dead. saturday, he died after suffering a heart attack and being taken off life support. he was 50 years old. >> camacho won 79 fights and titles during his life. and it's no secret that many people experimented with drugs in the '60s and the '70s, but now it's impacting baby boomers
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today, a small business saturday, a day when shoppers are encouraged to support local businesses in their communities. president barack obama was one of those supportive shoppers. today, he took his daughters malia and sasha to one more page books. an independent book store in the
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washington suburb of arlington, virginia. they bought 15 books, all of them christmas presents for family members. you can hear the folks outside cheering. cheering to see the president and cheering to see him give the small businesses some business. all right, all this ahead of cyber monday and the discounts, the discounts actually are no longer just reserved for monday. online shoppers no longer need to wait for those deals. websites launch their sales days before black friday this year, and laurie siegel takes us inside the changing world of online holiday shopping. >> reporter: cyber monday sending is expected to top $1.5 billion this year. that's up from last year, but the nature of the day has changed. like black friday or now black thursday, it starts earlier. online deals were available every hour of black friday on >> it's easier to do it online.
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>> a new player, fiacebook. they launched facebook gifts. >> this is facebook taking a big step into e-commerce, right? >> we think of gifting as a unique form of commerce. it's special. >> facebook gifts allows you to send your virtual friends real-world gifts. >> right from your news feed where you would post on someone's timeline for their birthday, you see a buy a gift button. >> they were designed with the smartphone in mind. >> we believe in mobile first actually. >> the number one top product right now is beardo. we have sold tens of thousands of beardoes. you're saying what is a beardo. are you going to put it on? >> i'm going to have you put that one on. >> it's like the perfect ski mask. it also function as as a beard. >> even the hot sellers focus on the phone. >> we're carrying around the iphones or androids all day. i don't want to put it up to my
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ear all day, so you can talk like this. >> it's blurred the line between in-store shopping and online shopping. shopping apps like red laser allow you to buy products on your phone and pick them up in the store. and even you're shopping in a store, you're often using an app. >> i'm seeing where i can get the best deal. >> one company is banking on the idea you'll do most of your shopping online. they track your online purchases and provides a valuable tool. >> we can send you a notification saying your package shi shipped. we can tell you when it's been delivered to your door. >> this season, online shopping at your desk on that first day of work, that may be a thing of the past. >> wow, roly? laurie with us now. you mentioned smartphones are changing cybermonday and black friday. how much more shopping is done through your phone than at that desktop? >> sure, think about it, fredricka. in the past, we went to work on
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what is called cyber monday. it was the first time we had access to this high-speed internet. that's all changed. a lot of us have access at our homes, and beyond that, think about how much you carry around your smartphone, your tablet. we have access all the time. essentially what is happening now is a lot of retailers are putting out the deals earlier and making it easier to purchase items on the phones. you can see in the numbers, we took a look at mobile shopping on thanksgiving. so how many people were actually using their phones to shop on thanksgiving. up 66% from 2011. that's two thirds. that's a lot. >> amazing. >> i know, and you have your ipad shopping. 11% of people are using their ipad, 9% using their iphones. we got the numbers in from black friday, also up about two thirds. this is a huge trend, and all these app developers, i talk to them all the time, and they're all developing apps to fortunately or maybe unfortunately make it easy to
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click a button and shop. we'll show you some of those tomorrow. >> we look forward to thereat. meantime, you have gotten facebook, i guess, gifts applications, too. what kind of gifts are we talking about? what are your friends going to get? >> they have rolled this out in the holiday season. it enables you to go on facebook, buy different gifts for your virtual friends, buy gifts. you can buy t-shirts, coffee, they partnered up with starbucks. you can buy all types of items in a couple clicks on facebook and send them to your friends via facebook. it's cool and i hear they might allow you to send wine over facebook. that would be interesting. >> my gosh. >> this has been really delving into e-commerce and trying to make money off their billion users. >> it's amazing, changing so much. thanks so much. appreciate it. >> thanks. so, does all this gift buying, visiting, stress you out this holiday season? it's not supposed to, but it does happen.
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how about those in-laws? i shouldn't say it like that. we're supposed to be happy to see them. well, i'm going to talk to not one but two psychologists who will give some practical advice on how to cope with family this holiday season. the johnsons, right? yeah. which house is yours? the one with the silverado out front. so, what do you do? well, ahhh... nice! [ clown horn ] was his name ♪ [ shouting ]
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all right, feeling stressed out this holiday season? maybe you're worried about not having the money to cover everyone on your gift list or you feel like checking into a hotel just to get away from the family. you're not alone. a poll by the american psychological association found 8 out of 10 americans expect to get stressed out during the holiday season. and 44% of women and 31% of men feel more stressed out this time of year than at any other time. joining me now to talk about how to cope are two great psychologists, jeff gardier and
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robi ludwig. great to see both of you. jeff, let me begin with you. you say there are different kinds of stress, particularly this time of year, that we need to try to get a handle on. and let us say it's self-imposed, right? >> i would say that probably is the number one stress that is -- that we deal with, the stress that we put upon ourselves because we have this whole idea from everything we hear in the media, and we love the media, of course, but they're telling us we need to be perfect. we need to go out and get the gifts if we truly want to show our love. especially for the women. you saw the apa poll. it shows more women are stressed out than men. that's because women are the hostesses with the mostss. and they feel they have to do everything for everyone and everything has to be perfect at the dinner table. >> if it's mostly self-imposed, robi, that means you have to look within to try to manage the stres. you have to talk yourself out of saying i have to do or be everything for everyone?
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>> absolutely. i think when we fall into this mythic idea that families all get along great and everybody is handling this holiday stress better than we are, that's when we can be really tough on ourselves. so part of it is taking really good self care. make sure you're getting your rest, that you're eating well. you're not drinking too much. because once we treat our bodies badly, we have less emotional resourcefulness. the other thing is really important to take back control. sometimes when it comes to the holiday season, we feel we have to see people we don't want to see. we have to spend money that we don't have to spend. so it's really important to say to ourselves, you know what? why are we doing what we're doing? and if it's not making us happy, if it's not something we have to do, maybe we don't need to go that route. and so once people give themselves choices again, take back that control, they feel much better about the holiday season. >> it sounds like it's the power of no.
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sometimes we feel so compelled to say yes, i can do that for you. yes, i can make that happen, but you just need to say, you know what, i have reached my personal limits and the answer is no. i should feel okay about that. >> you know, there is a very easy way to say no. and that's just by letting people know that you're doing the absolute best you can, and you can't go that much further. if you're giving them your heart and soul, then that's what matters, and you don't have to go beyond that point. so it's not about saying no, i refuse to do this. it's just saying, listen, i have done a lot. maybe you can help me do a little bit more, or you could take over or do some of this. that's why i love delegating as much as possible, especially if you're putting together these holiday parties and these get-togethers. >> so that really kind of lays out some of the things where you may have some control. then there are other circumstances around the holiday season where maybe the holidays kind of symbolize that loss of a great friend or a loss of a loved one and it's just
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difficult to get through it. and you know, you see everybody around you celebrating, robi, but then you feel, you have blues there. and that, too, kind of heightens the stress level. what can one do? >> the holiday season reminds us sometimes of who is not around. it reminds us in some cases of what's the same and what's not the same. and sometimes we're not going to feel our best during the holiday season. and for good reason. but that's why it's really important to give yourself permission to have whatever reaction you have, and to put yourself in a really supportive place. put yourself around supportive people. and if for some reason you have very complicated family relationships and you feel that the family is not the ideal place to be for an extended period of time, go donate your time. but the most important thing is to be kind to yourself and realize some years are not as great as other years. that's okay. and that there's still hope for better years to come. >> and that's why i think we
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should really celebrate the memories of those people who aren't there with us because they would want us to be happy, and what a tribute to them that we have been able to move on with our lives and be able to share the greatest memories we have had about we have had around -- about them around the dinner table and around the celebration. >> great advice from both of you, thank you so much, and happy holiday season. >> same to you. >> same to you, fredricka. great to see you. >> all right, thank you. all right, talk about traffic going right through your front yard. take a look at this building in china. a highway literally building around it after an elderly couple simply refused to leave that building. >> what can i do? i was born here, it is fine if the government buries me here. i won't move, if they only give me 260,000.
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are still impacting them years later. more on what some are calling the hidden crisis of the baby boomer generation. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ and one pill makes you small ♪ ♪ >> reporter: jefferson airplane's lyrics captured the baby boomer era. >> you know you had woodstock, the hippie generation. >> reporter: 66-year-old harris started to experiment with marijuana and lsd in the '60s. >> even with girls, i was a little shy, you know, and when i started to use different substances to gain that false courage. >> reporter: he graduated to heroin, and stealing to support his habit. >> i liked the life-style. >> reporter: 12 years ago, the 12-step program helped harris leave that life to get a job at
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a glass company. then, a series of crisis, the death of his wife, recession-related cutbacks at work that reduced his income. and ways that inflated his medical bills. >> things started to happen. and i went to a medical specialist, he said you're suffering from stress. >> reporter: harris stayed clean, but was diagnosed with depression. his case is an example of what the future could hold for millions of baby boomers. >> i have been seeing it for a while, problems with baby boomers, not just drugs, but alcohol, they are very difficult to treat. the brain is less plastic as we age, harder to make change. >> reporter: compounding the difficulty, the united states is expected to face a severe shortage of mental health professionals, to treat what they call a "hidden crisis". >> we're seeing a group of persons aging out, these are the baby boomers who have used all
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sorts of drugs a lot more than the previous co-horts have. and so that is one reason the substance abuse problem is great. somewhere between 5 and 8 million people today are suffering from substance abuse problems. that number will increase significantly as the baby boomers age. >> grief, when friends and loved ones die, reaction to medication, can all contribute to a need for mental health care. they are instituting te ining c. harris says he is under control, but worries about the others. >> what happens if they don't have access to it? then what happens? they keep doing what they're doing, then they end up dead or end up doing something. so it is extremely important. >> cnn, los angeles. actor larry hagman's legacy
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is we'll known, from playing an iconic villain to "i dream of jeanie's" master. and new, a proposed ban that requires them to keep their clothes on. our legal guys will strip down the facts of this case.
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all right, welcome back, it is the top of the hour, and you're in the cnn news room, i'm fredricka whitfield. a fire broke out at the u.s. state department, four people were injured, one critically. let's talk to athena jones with an idea, any better idea about how the fire may have started? >> reporter: hi, fred, well, we're here at the white house just a few blocks from the state department. the fire started this morning at 11:04, it was a flash fire, starting when the construction workers were at work at the premises of the state department. the fire was put out quickly, in fact by people on the scene before the fire department arrived on the scene. and we know as you mentioned, four people were injured in this incident. three of them were taken to the hospital. that fourth person had a very
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slight injury, but one of the people was injured, they say seriously. it is a life-threatening condition. and so we're still awaiting more details on that. and in fact, several more details, of course, are yet to emerge on this. >> all right, athena jones, thank you so much. and he was best money for playing j.r. ewing, actor larry hagman died from complications of cancer. he starred in the "i dream of jeannie," but it was the role of "dallas," where he was a legacy. he is part of the tnt warner family. and this statement coming from tnt, saying all of us at tnt are very saddened at the news of larry hagman's passing. he was a wonderful human being and an extremely gifted actor.
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we will be forever thankful that a whole generation of people got to know and see larry's performance as j.r. ewing, our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. matt rousch is joining us from new york, good to see you. >> hello, fredricka. >> so no one can forget the legacy of larry hagman, with j.r. and especially so when you think of that whole portion of the episode of "who shot j.r.," on "dallas." it gripped the nation for so long. how do you see that it kind of impacted the way television shows were crafted and delivered to television audiences? >> well, yeah, they don't make them like they used to, or like larry hagman, that is for sure. but the phenomenon in the '80s, where somebody had plugged larry, he had done such dirt. i mean, even ms. ellie could
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have shot him at that point. and if you remember there was an actor's strike, it delayed the start of the full season. so the episode of who shot j.r. didn't happen until november. and the network milked it, and milked it. and he had leverage, he said for me to come back at all you have to pay me more money, so he was even negotiating, not just when would he come back, but how much money? he had broken out as such an iconic character. and archy bunker, a person who you love to hate, he played it with such glee, as larry hagman did, he was such a scoundrel, i never saw somebody love playing a role as much as he did. so when we found out who shot j.r., there were like 85 people watching, we don't do that a
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anymore. he is like the super bowl mvp. >> you know, i wonder, the way he played j.r., how that impacted the importance of prime time television. of series like "dallas," how much he may have single handedly played a role in that? >> well, during those days it was the first of its type in the prime time soap opera, and it became a cottage industry. and he was all of texas, with his wheeling and dealing with his love of the land and family. dynasty had alexis, and there of mainly women. you had a cat fight. but here there was the -- that macho texan, he had gotten the last word. one of my favorite quotes of j.r. "never tell the truth when a good lie will do" and that is
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j.r., through and through. we loved to see him get the best of everybody. he was loveable, a scamp, he was a master class in tv villainy. >> and you know, as we continue to talk about the life and legacy of larry hagman, we also want to show pictures, we're getting so many more flowers, and memorabilia left there at the star on hollywood, for larry hagman. maybe this is the wreath that the hollywood chamber of commerce had been promising that it would be laying. and you see they're trying to secure it now. i get confirmation, that yes, that is the wreath being put in position by the hollywood chamber of commerce there on the "walk of fame." at the star there for larry hagman. apparently just below the star there for his mom, right? so he was kind of like hollywood royalty. >> hollywood royalty, show biz
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royalty, actually he got his star on the stage. his mother was a star of "south pacific," he did early movies and television. but it was "i dream of jeannie" that made him famous, and then j.r. that took him over the top. you couldn't imagine two more roles, i mean one was a really nice guy who was upstaged by a genie, and here was j.r. that would put my woman in a bottle. we think of sue ellen, and he had such a great time with it. >> all right, thank you so much for helping us to remember the legacy of larry hagman, and the man and clearly such a diverse actor who could play so many parts and did just that in his 81 years, precious it. hector "macho" camacho, a legend in his own right in the world of boxing. he is dead.
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the former boxing champ was taken off life support by his family. camacho was shot in the face outside a bar in san juan. his condition worsened quickly. and two days later he was declared clinically dead. he won 79 bouts over his career. camacho was just 50 years old. and the fbi has nabbed one of its top ten fugitives. jose luis saenz was arrested, its not clear exactly where. he was arrested for two murders, his girlfriend in 1998, and another murder after that. the fbi had offered a $100,000 reward, to help with his arrest. unclear whether or not somebody helped with that and will collect on it. and investigators trying to figure out what caused a massive
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explosion in massachusetts. fortunately the area was evacuated after somebody complained of smelling gases in the area. we understand 18 people had been injured, and they are first responders. firefighters. and gas company workers who responded to those complaints. overseas, egyptian president mohamed morsy's political party is calling for a million-man demonstration in cairo on t tuesday in support of his orders. he announced thursday that courts cannot overturn any law that he issues, and has issued since taking office in june. critics call it an anti-democratic power grab. well, today protesters clashed with morsy supporters and police in cairo, and egypt's highest judicial body called on morsy to stay out of all judicial matters. all right, he will soon be writing laws as utah's newest
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all right, our legal guys are back, they're baring it all over a case in san francisco. avery, you're seeing right through this one. >> well, look, the nudists are putting their money where their pants are. but strutting your stuff in san francisco, protected under the first amendment? we have the answers for you coming up. so richard, is this a case of freedom of expression?
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nudists in san francisco are just fine stripping down and baring it all, any time, any place. well, now a proposed ban would require them to keep their clothes on. so the nudists are suing. our legal guys are back, all right, gentlemen i want you to bare all on this one. >> whoa. you first, fred, you first. >> they approved the public nudity ban in a 6-5 vote. so why is it being challenged, richard? they have been able to bare it all for a long time. >> for a long time, fred, they could run around naked and prance around, and go to restaurants and parks, naked. no problem, the land of flower power, but now all of a sudden a year ago, restrictions started to come into play. could not go into restaurants.
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now, on a 6 to 5 vote. they say only in some rare instances can you go naked in san francisco. so the nudists are saying no, that is wrong, that is not the will of the people. and it is in federal court, and i don't think they have a leg to stand on, but we'll see soon. >> okay, so avery, they are going to challenge this. but what will be their best argument? the nudists? >> well, the nudists are putting their money where their pants are. they're going to federal court and they're claiming it is a right to protected -- i guess a right to strut your stuff, protected under the first amendment. now the board of supervisors in san francisco wants everything covered up. his name his scott weiner, he and others decided they want this law into effect. whether or not the federal judge is going to grant relief under the first amendment i think is dubious, at best. but only in san francisco, i guess is where you will see something like that.
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>> i guess, and people have felt pretty free to be free for a long time. but now we're talking about fines ranging from $100 to $500, richard. this is a lot of change at once. >> right, and it is mainly the gay community which has taken the advantage -- taken advantage of the right to do this. and the mayor, ultimately has to finally sign it. so whether the mayor politically will be challenged whether or not he should sign it, that will also be a test. we'll find out shortly. but look, i think the law. you don't want to go to a restaurant and see somebody next t to you and see them naked, come on. >> now, haven't there been complaints about it, up in arms? >> well, yes, of course, put yourself in their place, you're sitting in a restaurant in san francisco, and a couple of people sort of flop down, or however you put it, right next to you. and you're having your hot dog
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or whatever you're having, it is distracting. >> that is great, avery. >> where is mr. weiner when we need him, right? >> all right, richard, avery, always good to see you, clothes on, of course. >> that is right, fred, fully dressed. >> all right, y'all have a great one. they're always so good at painting the picture for us. all right, don't forget, you can catch the legal guys saturday noon-eastern time, and of course, the bonus like the one you just saw. all right, adding diversity to the advertising industry. we'll show you how one man makes sure that african-americans are better represented. [ male announcer ] this december, remember --
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new zealand! xarelto® is just one pill a day, taken with the evening meal. and with no dietary restrictions, bob can eat the healthy foods he likes. do not stop taking xarelto® rivaroxaban without talking to the doctor who prescribes it for you. stopping may increase your risk of having a stroke. get medical help right away if you develop any signs or symptoms of bleeding, like unusual bruising or tingling. you may have a higher risk of bleeding if you take xarelto® with aspirin products, nsaids or blood thinners. talk to your doctor before taking xarelto® if you currently have abnormal bleeding. xarelto® can cause bleeding, which can be serious, and rarely may lead to death. you are likely to bruise more easily on xarelto®, and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. tell your doctors you are taking xarelto® before any planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto®, tell your doctor about any conditions, such as kidney, liver or bleeding problems. ready to change your routine? ask your doctor about once-a-day xarelto®.
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for more information including cost support options, call 1-888-xarelto or visit nazar . making news around the world at this hour in egypt, opposition to president mohamed morsy is growing. for a third straight day, protesters hit the streets, demanding that morsy rescind a decree that gives him unlimited power. some of egypt's highest leaders have joined the protest his, calling for a nationwide strike. and investigators are trying to figure out what caused a massive explosion at a strip club in western massachusetts. fortunately the area had been evacuated after there were complaints of a strong gas odor. more than 18 people were hurt, gas company workers. and actually finding toys can be the difficult part.
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cnn has more on ways to track down the most popular presents, without wasting a whole lot of time. >> reporter: just like their parents, many kids want tech toys this holiday season. whether it is a tablet designed just for them or something that interacts with the device that they already have. >> you download the app and can open up different things in it. >> reporter: but with the same toys topping lots of wish lists, they can be tough to snag. >> both of the tablets and furbie are going to be difficult to snag, they are difficult colors to t your hands on. >> reporter: luckily tech makes the chase easier, the search no longer entails going store to store. >> i'm a big fan of sticking in the name of the toy, googling it. and then i find that amazon, toys "r" us, walmart, are going to come up.
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and then i can choose by price or knowing that they have inventory on it. >> reporter: similarly, the app lets you know if they have it in stock or at the right price. toys "r" us revamped its apps for the holidays, and users can search by toys or arrange pickup directly by their smartphone. and if mom or dad spots that toy on the target shelves while a little one is in tow, they can keep the surprise under wraps, and ordering on line. washington. and here is what is trending on line right now. the pope is challenging when jesus was actually born. he says the inventor of the christian calendar made a mistake, and that jesus may have been born earlier in the third installment of his trilogy. and cracking a code, apparently a sort of